North Island Lodge is all about uber-luxury, exclusivity and total privacy at the very highest level. A true hideaway heaven built on its own stunning private Island in the Seychelles and one of the worlds best kept secrets. In 1609, North Island was one of the first Seychelles Islands to be visited by Alexander Maier of the British East India Company. The Island was owned by the Maier family from 1826 until the 1970’s and was ostensibly a plantation, growing fruit and spices, as well as producing fish oil. Following the collapse of the coconut industry the Island was abandoned and fell into disuse, sadly being taken over by feral animals and alien, intrusive weeds. In 1981 the Island was given to Marius Maier by his father who then intended to return North Island back to its pristine state - as it would have been before human settlers arrived. With painstaking research and a commitment to ensuring the protection of the natural environment this has been achieved.
The North Island Lodge is exclusive, bare foot luxury and was built from natural materials sourced from the Island’s rehabilitation process adhering to the philosophy “honour of the environment”. All 11 villas are in keeping with Island life and offer space to breathe, roam and reconnect. The stunning piazza is the natural focal point, with one of the original buildings, now the library, built from coral blocks.
As well as a gym and the spa, there is a great opportunity to participate in an array of free outdoor activities designed to give you the opportunity to experience the Island and its magic combined with staying fit and active. You will find that the all staff follow the North Island philosophy, making you feel as special as the environment. This very environment, that is so treasured and preserved, makes it one of the most ecokind, pure and safe destinations in the world.
Whether you wish to have a romantic meal on the beach, in your villa, at the restaurant or Sunset Bar, you will be served the freshest food combination available with vegetables and herbs from their own garden. If you have been fishing and caught a fish that day they will prepare and cook it for you – just perfect! One of the most amazing aspects of the food is that you will experience a completely unique any menu experience tailored for each guest individually.
Feel Good Factor
North Island is a Noahs Ark sanctuary where the natural habitat has been rejuvenated and the endangered fauna and flora reintroduced. You will truly feel at one with nature. You will not only get the opportunity to learn about the history of North Island but also explore it and experience it first hand.
Who's it for?
This is a place for everyone who wishes to experience pure luxury yet not be stifled in ostentatious surroundings. Anyone who wishes to personally contribute to preserving our unique and fragile environment. The Seychelles are sometimes known as the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”.
Many A list Hollywood and world wide celebrities come here for a perfect hideaway.